Former Manchester United player is sought by Villarreal to bolster their defense

Marcelino Garcia Toral has brought improvement to Villarreal, but their defensive issues are still a cause for concern. The Yellow Submarine boss has expressed his concern about the possibility of relegation if the defensive record does not improve. With an aging backline and a need for reinforcements, one player on their radar is Eric Bailly, who has ties with the club from his early career. As Villarreal looks to strengthen in January, the 29-year-old may be a potential solution to their defensive woes despite the lack of resale value.

Villarreal’s Defensive Woes Continue Despite Win

Villarreal managed to secure a 3-2 victory over Celta Vigo, but their defensive struggles have been a cause for concern. Manager Marcelino Garcia Toral has expressed his worries, stating that if the team continues to leak goals, they could face relegation. The win pushed them six points clear of the drop zone, but their backline has conceded 11 goals in the last four matches.

In a bid to strengthen their defense, Villarreal are considering a move for Eric Bailly. The former Villarreal player, who currently plays for Besiktas, has been plagued by injuries and suspensions this season. Despite his lack of playing time, Villarreal have inquired about his availability. It is believed that Marcelino has a good understanding of Bailly’s capabilities from their time together at the club.

With an aging squad and limited resources, Villarreal will need to make shrewd decisions in the transfer market. While Bailly may not bring any resale value, his experience and potential immediate impact could prove crucial in bolstering the team’s defense.

jamal hejaze

Hello, I'm Jamal Alhejazi, a dedicated sports writer with a passion for delivering compelling sports news. With a deep understanding of various sports disciplines, I bring a unique perspective and insightful analysis to my writing.
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